Me+You Fabric Challenge with Seattle Modern Quilt Guild

We just recently had a guild challenge using fabrics from Hoffman Fabrics line, Me+You.


It’s a line of bright saturated batiks. When I first head batik, I opted out. Then I saw them and opted back in! Be sure to check out the hashtag #meandyouandseamqg and you’ll understand why I opted back in! The line is a great line of fabrics, with prints and solids.


I had grand plans for this project…. But they didn’t pan out as planned…


As you probably know if you follow me on IG, I’m loving the Quilt Design A Day FB group. So for this project, I had planned on making one of my QDAD designs into a mini quilt/pillow.


I started with the circle using the reverse applique process that I used here. Looking pretty good, I thought. Feelin’ good about it!


Then I added little squares using the needle turn applique process. I looked at a few tutorials…. I was originally inspired by Carolyn Friedlander‘s book Savor Each Stitch. But I hated how it looked. I need more practice….


Then I tried teeny tiny reverse applique. Didn’t like that either… So I cut up the circle! And made some improv quarter circles….


Added some circular quilting….


And it ended up looking absolutely NOTHING like the original design! Nothing! But I like it!

I wasn’t able to make it to the show we had at Pacific Fabrics in Northgate, but we ended up with quite an impressive group of designs!




All show photos via AllisonSews and SMQG




  1. I love your finish – actually looks like alot of great finishes in this challenge!

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